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Recorded by famous sideman Joe Bushkin, this compilation of famous Scott Joplin ragtime piano music includes many of the compositions that earned him the time-tested title of King of the Ragtime. From the whimsical bounce of "The Entertainer" to the lilting sentiment of "Sun Flower Drag," Bushkin presents all of Joplin's most famed music. In addition to these old-time standards, however, are Bushkin's renditions of standards by Gershwin and Ellington, making the recording not so much a strict documentation of Joplin's music as much as a breezy, sentimental collection that places his music alongside that which it inspired years later.


Born: 24 November 1868 in Marshall, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '/0s, '00s, '10s

Scott Joplin was "the King of Ragtime Writers," a composer who elevated "banjo piano playing," a lowly entertainment associated with saloons and brothels, into an American art form loved by millions. Born in Texas in either 1867 or 1868, Joplin was raised in Texarkana, the son of a laborer and former slave. As a child, Joplin taught himself piano on an instrument belonging to a white family that granted him access to it, and ultimately studied with a local, German-born teacher who introduced Joplin...
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Take Me To The Land Of Jazz, Scott Joplin
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  • 135,00 kr
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Ragtime
  • Released: 01 September 2009

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